Listen to Martha Norwalk's Animal World every Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon

Join Prescott, Animal World's Call Screener, at his summer internships at the Free Live Music Concerts this summer. 12-1 p.m., Tuesdays at Kent Station, 426 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA; 6-8 p.m Wednesdays at Kent Station; and 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Sunrise Village, 10507 156th St. E., Puyallup, WA.

Seattle Animal Shelter conducting emphasis patrols on saltwater beaches
Dogs are not allowed on beaches to ensure protection of wildlife

Spring is blossoming and hatching in Seattle, and now is a particularly important time to ensure that immature wildlife have their best opportunity to flourish in the Northwest. Because of this, the Seattle Animal Shelter will be conducting emphasis patrols on all saltwater beaches in the city.

Dogs are not allowed on any of Seattle’s public saltwater beaches, whether leashed or unleashed. This law helps to protect the fragile ecosystem along our shorelines. Marine mammals, such as seal pups who are typically born in April, use the city’s beaches to rest and warm themselves. Shore birds also frequent our beaches. Wildlife that interact with dogs are less likely to reach adulthood.

Uniformed animal services officers will be patrolling city parks with a focus on saltwater beaches and may issue citations to violators. If you would like to report Seattle beaches where dogs are frequently seen, please submit a service request at You can also contact the shelter directly by calling 206-386-PETS (7387) or by visiting

New at Homeward Pet Adoption Center

Homeward Pet Adoption Center teams up with KING 5 and to host third annual Pet Adoption Drive - Clear the Shelters - on Saturday, August 19. Homeward Pet Adoption Center will be joining KING 5 and for Clear the Shelters, the third annual nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19, 12-5 p.m.. On this day, Homeward Pet will waive adoption fees for all cats and dogs as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that seeks to help families find and adopt homeless pets. A real-time pet “Adoption Tracker” – – will record the total number of pets that are adopted across all participating markets.. Homeward Pet is located at 13132 NE 177th PL, Woodinville, WA, 98072. Visit to see all Homeward Pet cats and dogs available for adoption.

The Happy Tails Wine Walk! Sunday, September 17, Hollywood Wine District, Woodinville, WA. Raise your glass and make a toast to saving lives with Homeward Pet! Grab your furry friends and walk, wag and wine with Homeward Pet on Sunday, September 17 during their 5th Annual Happy Tails Wine Walk. More info and to register.

Upcoming Events with Anne Gordon de Barrigon

Spirit of the Orca Retreat in Perfect Balance on San Juan Island Sept 29-Oct 3, with Anne Gordon de Barrigon and Jillian Rutledge. Does the Spirit of the Orca call to the depths of your soul?
Open a deep spiritual connection with the Puget Sound Orca whales. Orcas are the Apex Predators of the Seas. Open your heart, mind and soul to receive messages directly from the orcas. Spend time each day on the water in the presence of orcas, as well as dolphins, seals, sea lions and eagles. Learn orca wisdom that you can apply to your life to live more in harmony and perfect balance. Receive Orca healing energy. Two options to choose from: Orca Perfect Balance Sept 29-Oct 1, or Deep Dive Orca Experience Sept. 29-Oct. 3. For more information visit

Gifts from the Gray Whales Retreat, Baja. Mexico.  The Gray whales will teach us through their forgiveness of humans for hunting them in the very same bays where they now trust and honor you by coming close to the boat to touch and even kiss them!  March 16-22, 2018

Join ARF for The Rockin' Paw

Come run, come walk the Rockin Paw Walk N Run 1K/5K October 7 at Langdon Park across from the Everett Animal Shelter. All proceeds benefit the care of the animals at the shelter. Bring your family and friends. All furry ones welcome! Visit the ARF website for additional info.

Animal Communicator Darcy Pariso's Upcoming Events

Mystic Fair at Seattle Unity, Sunday, August 20, noon to 4 p.m., Come experience an individual sound bath, Pranic Healing, animal communication, reiki, psychic reading, handwriting analysis, sacred money archetype reading, massage, essential oils, iridology, astrology, handwriting analysis. Books and other items are also for sale.

Adult tickets ($25 each) include two sessions with practitioners, a group sound bath and a light saber demonstration. Additional sessions are $10 each. Tickets for youth (18 and under) or students are $15 each. There will also be a free kid space and yoga for children.

Seattle Unity is in the South Lake Union neighborhood, across from Denny Park. This event is co-sponsored by Seattle Unity and East-West Bookshop.

BullsEye Dog Rescue to Host Pit Bull Festival August 19 - Pit Bulls on Parade celebrates America’s most misunderstood breed

BullsEye Dog Rescue (, a Pacific Northwest Pit Bull rescue and education group, will host its annual "Pit Bulls on Parade" event on Saturday, August 19, 10-3, at Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA 98498. The event, which is free to the public, will feature adoptable Pit Bulls from throughout the Puget Sound region, and will raise money and awareness for the rescue and promotion of responsible ownership for Pit Bull type dogs.

The event includes demonstrations in dog sports such as agility, weight pull, rally obedience and disc dog, along with opportunities for the public to try many of these activities with their own dogs. Pit Bulls are notoriously athletic, smart and trainable, and these activities can be a fun way to exercise and bond with your dog.

Other activities includre a free microchip clinic for Pit Bulls, and a free Canine Good Citizen testing for Pit Bulls and Pit mixes ($10 for other breeds), Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is a nationally recognized certification program that rewards dogs who have good manners in the home and in the community.

For more about Pit Bulls on Parade visit

Stop by Filson Flagship for a Wildlife Presentation by National Wildlife Federation & Conservation Northwest

Populations of wolves, wolverines and fishers now roam Washington State where a decade ago there were none. Ten years from now we might even have a restored grizzly bear population in the North Cascades. Tom France, of National Wildlife Federation, and Mitch Friedman, of Conservation Northwest, will explore the wild and human stories behind this growing conservation success and what it means for our ecosystems and the natural heritage of the Northwest.

Thursday, August 16, 6-8 p.m., Filson Flagship, 1741 First Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134. Free! Register here

New at Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project

Sexless Soiree at the Women's University Club of Seattle on Saturday, September 23. The event is being held again at the Women's University Club in Seattle. Also returning is auctioneer extraordinaire, Graham Crow. Early Bird registration price is $65 which is a savings of 15%. Early Bird price ends Aug 31 so click here to register today!! For more information visit their Website

Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project and Pasado's Safe Haven collaborate on transportation to increase access to spay/neuter in Snohomish County. Pick-up is at Sultan Red Apple Market. For more information and make a reservation visit FCSNP's website and Facebook page

A very natural way to beat the summer heat Riparian Zone Immersion at the Northwest Stream Center

Want to beat the heat?  Immerse yourself in the deep forest shade of the riparian zone next to North Creek at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center during August, Thursdays through Sunday, 10am to 4pm.  The Northwest Stream Center is located in Snohomish County’s Mc Collum Park, 600 –128th Street SE Everett WA 98208 (Directions.)

At the Northwest Stream Center, you can take an enjoyable 1/2-mile stroll, see trout, crayfish and other fresh water critters, and wander three-feet above the forests floor on unique Elevated Nature Walk that winds through 20-acres of woods and wetlands.

General admission is $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation Members, and $7 for non-members.  There is a Naturalist guided tour option ($10 for AASF members; $12 for non-members).  Kids under 5 are free.   Sorry, no dogs allowed and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  To ensure that you have an enjoyable outdoor experience and to minimize wildlife disturbance, no more than 30 visitors are allowed per half hour.  Reservations are recommended by calling 425-316-8592.

Thornton Creek Needs Your Help - Become a Streamkeeper

Thornton Creek is the most polluted stream in Seattle – it needs a lot of Streamkeepers!  On August 24, 7:30pm to 9pm at the Northgate Community Center (10510 - 5th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98125) the Adopt A Stream Foundation will be hosting the first of a two-part Streamkeeper training event for anyone — young and old — who lives, works, or recreates in the Thornton Creek watershed. After seeing some great underwater video of salmon spawning everyone will enjoy a fast paced introduction to five steps of how to “adopt” a stream:

The second part is a field training. It will begin 8:30am Saturday, August 26 at the Meadowbrook Community Center and, later in the morning, shift to two Thornton Creek streamside locations for the rest of the day. The field training is for up to 20 watershed residents and/or educators who will be taught how to teach others how to monitor physical and biological conditions of Thornton Creek, monitor water quality, monitor stream flow, present findings to audiences ranging from next-door neighbors to the city council.

The Streamkeeper field training is free.  Also, those who complete both parts of the training will be rewarded with a copy of the Streamkeeper’s Field Guide: Watershed Inventory and Stream Monitoring Methods (  For more information, call 425-316-8592 or send a message to

At Purrfect Pals:
Free cat spay and neuter clinic Fridays by appointment at The Purrfect Pals clinic in Arlington. Donations are encouraged but not required. Email or call 360-652-9611 to schedule an appointment.

What's new At MEOW:

Become a MEOW Guardian Angel: A "Guardian Angel" is a person who cares deeply for an adult cat or cats, but isn't in the position to adopt them. This person pre-pays the adoption fee so that when someone is interested in adopting a cat or cats, the fee is waived. At any given time, MEOW has many adult cats who have Guardian Angels, blessed by the person who wants them to find a home, there will be no adoption fee.

Vouchers for Free Public Spay/Neuter Surgeries Available through MEOW

Thanks to grant funds received, MEOW continues to provide needed spay/neuter surgery support to those in our community. Since receiving their first grant mid 2010, they have funded over 2400 spay/neuter surgeries. Funds are available for dogs, feral or free-roaming cats, cats belonging to anyone needing financial assistance, and cats who qualify for their Toms & Moms program. While MEOW has often provided monetary support for community members needing financial assistance or those managing feral cat colonies, these additional grant funds help them do more. If you know someone who could use their help, please have them call the shelter (425-822-6369) or email MEOW at

Alert: Seattle Animal Shelter warns pet owners of hot car danger. For more information visit

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet Loss Support Group meets on Thursday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Shelter. The meetings are free. For more information call (206) 386-7387 and press #3.

Free spaying/neutering available for parent dogs and cats at Seattle Animal Shelter

As part of an ongoing program, anyone who brings a litter of puppies or kittens to the Seattle Animal Shelter is eligible to have the parent animals spayed or neutered for free. As long as donors continue to support the Pet Population Control Fund, the offer will continue indefinitely. For more information about this free spay and neuter program and other Seattle Animal Shelter services, call (206) 386-PETS (7387). 49-7560 or online at

If you would like to foster cats and kittens for Seattle Animal Shelter plan to attend a free foster cat orientation at Seattle Animal Shelter, held on the first Saturday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. Sign up by email at Pre-registration is required. For more information call 206-386-PETS.

N.O.A.H. and Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project offering low rates for cat spay/neuter surgeries!

N.O.A.H. Animal Adoption and Spay/Neutear Center is now offering feline spay/neuter surgeries for only $10 to people regardless of location. N.O.A.H. also is now altering any feral or free roaming cat free! Other needed vaccines and tests are also offered at very low rates. For more information, visit N.O.A.H.'s web page at

Missing Pet Partnership seeks volunteers and donations for Zeke's surgery

The Missing Pet Partnership, a non-profit organization, seeks donations and volunteers to continue their work and pay for Zeke, K9 Pet Detective's surgery. Send your donations to PO Box 3085, Federal Way, WA 98063. For more info visit

Pet Loss Support Group meets on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Humane Society in Bellevue. More more information visit or call 425-641-0080.

Above: Martha with Freedom the eagle.

See photos from Freedom The Eagle's visit to Animal World


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